Monday, May 14, 2012

The face and voice behind the blogger

For those who have wondered what I look like, and what I sound like, now is your chance! Expat Focus have carried out an interview with me about life as an expat in the Dominican Republic. I was a little concerned as following the shooting my voice isn't too strong and tends to run out of steam after a while, but I managed to make it through the interview!

You can find the interview on Expat Focus here.

I hope you enjoy it!

19 comments:

  1. Anthony MontgomeryMay 14, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    This was great. You are my hero!

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    1. Thanks Anthony! Hopefully we will get to meet one of this days.

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    1. Thanks Carole, although mostly down to the interviewer, Jamie. My mother was very impressed with him said the best interviewer she had heard for ages!

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  3. Lovely interview Lindsay. What a nice way to meet a blogger, see what they look and sound like. I do admire you, from what I read about your experiences in the DR, it´s not an easy life, yet you take it all in your stride. I think some of the episodes you recount would drive me mad! But then maybe I would just have to adapt and adjust to their way of life if I wanted to live there...

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    1. Am sure you would be fine Sami! Am glad you enjoyed the interview.

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  4. Thanks Lindsay for sharing so much of yourself. I am an avid reader of your blog and I always learn something most times about myself. I love your spirit, warmth and courage. Keep up the good work.

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  5. This is really neat, Linsay. The interview went well. I am sorry that you had to get shot and that they messed your voice up.

    I was disappointed in that nothing about your work in the DR was mentioned. Yes, I know you went for the water fun but I supposed you worked. You mentioned work permits in those other places, were they required here?

    Our daughter works in London for British Petroleum. She has to have a work permit and that wasn't easy to get. Visiting her and the grandkids (and the BIL, he comes with the package) was our reason for being fish and chip country.

    I am not sure how you got to my blog. Most came through Mr. Linky on the Six Word Saturday post but I didn't find you there. Perhaps one of your other blogs is for that. I will check before signing off my computer.

    At any rate, I am sorry that I am late in returning your Saturday comment. Thank you for coming and peeking in and leaving your comment. 'Things' got the best of me and I missed a lot of them. But please come back any time. I do return comments even though they might be late once in a while.
    And like you, I have the other blog, "Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place."
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    1. I actually came here to work as a acuba diving instructor which I did until I was shot and due to the bullet holes in my lung have been unable to dive since. Since then I have taught Spanish and now I work as a freelance writer, researcher and translator. There are no work permits as such required in the DR but many companies now insist that you become a Dominican resident in order to work here. I have been a resident since a year after I arrived. I am a little confused as I don't remember visiting your blog nor leaving a comment! Thanks for visiting here!

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    3. I am sorry, Lindsay. You did not visit my Jim's Little Blog at all. It was one of your readers, restlessjo, who does not have a blog, at least a Blogger blog, nor a reference on her profile to a blog that she has.

      You are invited to visit my blogs. I like blogging. I tell people that blogging is sort of like having over 100 pen pals who read your Web site and that you read theirs. They can relate to the pen pal idea.

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    4. Thank you for the invite! I will certainly drop in and visit your blog.

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  6. Hi Lindsay thank you for sharing your story. I too am married to a Dominican man for 9 years now living in Canada. We go to DR(Puerto Plata) often and would love to sit with you sometime. Your blog is very informative and entertaining thank you again.
    Barb

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    1. Glad you enjoy it. Would be nice to meet when you come here. Just let me know.

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  7. I started to read your blog about a month ago. I discovered it from a link on Monaga.net. I enjoy your journey (warts and all), and your tenacity and humor. The blog as entertaining as it is, it is also really informative. I just want to commend you on an excellent blog, and would love to buy you a cold Presidente one day!

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    1. Glad you enjoy it Diandra - Anthony is a great supporter and I am very grateful to him for highlighting the blog on Monaga. You are definitely on for a cold Presidente one day - or a warm Brugal!

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  8. you are fantastic!!! sorry for what my people did to you, I knew it from a site call remolacha, over there I read the bad news

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    1. Not your fault Miguel and the rest of your people have more than made up for it. In every country there are good and bad and the Dominican Republic is no different, just that here I think the good Dominicans are better than any other nationality and luckily there are far more good than bad!

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